Budapest, September 23 (MTI) – Hungarian police on Tuesday rounded up more than 5,000 illegal migrants, 291 on the Serbian border while 4,823 crossed the Croatian border, a police spokesman said.

Between midnight and 6am, police took action against 4 illegal migrants on the Serbian border and 4,506 on the Croatian border, Kristof Gal of the national police headquarters (ORFK) told public television’s new channel M1 on Wednesday.

This brings the total number to have entered Hungary since the start of the year to 257,536. Altogether criminal proceedings have been launched against 189 people, the spokesman said.

In the past 24 hours, 210 asylum requests have been registered, an immigration office official said. Since the start of the year, 174,158 requests have been lodged. There are around 800 migrants living in reception centres, the official added.

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